Say What?! The election process
As we continue the count down to your voice, your vote, we're asking you about the importance of the popular vote. If a candidate with the most popular votes from the primaries does not get a nomination, how would you feel?
"It would seem unexpected, it's unjust. Who you vote or who you want to be elected should be elected, or at least who gets nominated," said Zelda Vasquez.
"I believe with the technology we have available to count votes, the electoral college is very antiquated," said Roger Lindley.
"Kinda crazy. The people are voting for who they like and who they think will do best for the country," said Deborah Elliott-Upton.
What about the support from delegates at conventions? Should those be considered in the popular votes?
"I think the normal voter, normal American voter, would expect the popular vote to actually count for who gets elected, but the electoral process is so complicated and we have all these primaries, and delegate counts, and conventions and all these rules that even people who follow politics don't even understand," said Vasquez.
"Every state does it differently, some states it's a win or take all, some states it's evenly distributed by votes. I think it's a little curious that there's no standard," said Lindley.
"Yes because aren't they supposed to be representing our vote?" said Upton.
If you could have it your way, how should a president be elected?
"Should be one person, one vote, and whoever they vote for either in the primaries, if we still have those, or in the general election should be who gets elected," said Vasquez.
"I think there is room to re-evaluate the whole election process," said Lindley.
"I think it should be popular vote, as long as it's going the way I want it to go" said Upton.
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